LOOK WHO’S COMING TO DINNER!
Here at the Becker Homestead it’s not quite Thanksgiving yet. It has been our tradition for years to celebrate Thanksgiving a day late, on Friday. We do it for various and sundry reasons but mostly so that all of our extended family can make it. This way folks aren’t torn between in-laws, or outlaws, or this side of the family, or that side of the family. They can go wherever they darn well please on Thanksgiving, as long as they show up in Lake Arrowhead on Friday. We’re real generous like that;)
The other really great thing about celebrating Thanksgiving a day late is that it gives me an extra day to prepare. So, today is when I do most of the prep work, and get as much cooking out of the way in advance. This way I can better enjoy turkey day.
Thanksgiving 2013 is a special one for our family. We will have a new family member at our table.
For the very first time our table has a booster seat in attendance. That is because a certain little someone we call Elle Belle will be joining us for Thanksgiving dinner. She’s a VIP!
She flew three thousand miles from Washington, DC to join us for dinner. You can see she’s real happy about that!
She passed the 5-1/2 hour flight time reading her books……
……and napping in her own sleeper seat. She wanted to make sure she’d be rested up for her first Thanksgiving in Lake Arrowhead.
Now that she has arrived everybody is real happy.
Grandpa Brad is tickled to have her……
……and Uncle Taylor is simply delighted she’s come to visit.
Pooh Bear and friends are excited to have a new friend in the woods.
Only Charlie dog is a bit crazed by the new girl in town. He’s not sure he likes having competition for our affections.
So, while we are delighted to have Elle at our Thanksgiving table,
Elle Belle also spied some uninvited dinner guests. She is wondering why just outside the dining room window some wild things are dining on her Grandmother’s garden.
This family has not been invited to dinner, yet they have come to dine anyway! They too know where to get a good meal.
On Grandma Celia’s cherry trees and berry bushes. We are not fond of these fawns, nor do we dote on this doe.
These guys have just got to go.
But you, on the other hand, are welcome at my table anytime. So, come visit often, ya hear!
Do you ever have uninvited guests at your table?
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